Panaji: Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant unveiled the CareerAware and CareerReady Program, a pioneering initiative of the Goa Government in partnership with Antarang Foundation and Adhyayan Foundation on Tuesday.
The program aims to provide comprehensive career guidance and career readiness training to secondary and higher secondary students from Grade 9 to Grade 12.
The CareerAware program will be implemented in Grades 9 and 10, focusing on enabling students to develop self-awareness, understand their interests and aptitudes, and gain clarity in their career plans, a government spokesman said.
On the other hand, the CareerReady program will be introduced in Grades 11 and 12, aiming to equip students with essential employability skills and help them establish clear career plans after completing their 12th grade, he added.
Starting from 2023 until 2026, all students will have the opportunity to participate in this transformative program. As part of the initiative, a dedicated career period will be incorporated into the school timetable, ensuring students have access to high-quality and timely career guidance., the spokesman said.
“This initiative not only offers students a futuristic approach to career planning but also focuses on capacity building for teachers, equipping them with the necessary training to become mentors for their students,” he added.
The spokesman said that under this initiative students will gain a clear understanding of their career goals and explore at least five different career tracks that will aid a successful transition to higher education, diploma programs, or apprenticeships. The initiative will also enable the students to benefit from industry exposure through routine expert speaker talks, webinars, or exposure visits.